finances

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Ask yourself this question: How prepared are you to take care of your finances if your partner died tomorrow? Do you know where your money is invested? How much you have and where the paperwork is? I have heard too many Cinderella-like stories in my career. Too many women –

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Has your mom ever told you that every woman needs a secret bank account? Some money stashed away to secure your independence or saved for a rainy day? Have you ever rounded off the price of a new dress to the nearest R100? Or sneaked your shopping bags into the

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Reflecting of my journey with money, I recognize that it’s not how I want my children’s story to go. And it’s not just my story – it’s the stories of hundreds of clients I spend time with in Life Planning meetings. Yes, the plot and storyline may be different, but

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I have personally walked a long and arduous journey with money. I have spent more than half of my life devoted to transforming my money story. And it was not easy. I often wonder if I knew more about the psychology of money twenty years ago, if my life would

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This happens to be the challenging part of this journey with your money.  Knowing the information is not enough to drive a behavioral change. We all generally know that it is important to live a healthy life and eat a balanced diet. But how many of us spend enough time

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I am constantly reminded in my role as a Certified Financial Planner how challenging money stories can be. To fully understand yours takes some introspection – it is hard work try to make sense of the psychology and the personal drivers behind your particular relationship with finances. Bruce Lee expressed

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Our relationship with money fascinates me. I have come to understand that our relationship with our finances reflects the relationship we have with ourselves. We don’t only use wealth for financial purposes – we express ourselves through it; we use it to communicate. Money says anything we want it to: it articulates our desires,

financial | Longevity LIVE

There’s plenty you can do to secure a brighter financial position, for today and into the future. There are also a few things you should rather avoid doing. For most of us, a position of financial security is built up slowly and intentionally. It requires planning and discipline to set

debt | Longevity LIVE

This month is an important reminder of South African’s human rights, and rightfully so. But, if there is one thing that the South African consumer should take note of, is their rights as consumers, which is celebrated on World Consumer Rights Day on the 15th of March. Consumers are primarily

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A new study from Sweden found that social benefits often ease the financial burdens experienced by the parents of children recently diagnosed with cancer, but mothers experienced persistently lower income after benefits diminished. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that additional